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Farrah has a background in exercise biology and music. Her passions include food, sports medicine, working with the under-served, blogging, food and cats. She’s a good cook, too.

Apr
27

9 Tips For the Interview Trail

Since I’ve already written about interview tips I’ve gotten from residents, I’m sharing some of my own tips today! For the most part, Family Medicine interviews (or at least, the 15 I went on) tend to be more laidback–I definitely got the impression that my…

Feb
24

2016 North Carolina Family Medicine Day

The 10th Annual Family Medicine Residency Recruitment Conference-Family Medicine Day is on March 19, 2016! What: NC Family Medicine Day When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 (8:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m. EST) Where: Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone 1707 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27605 Cost: Free!…

Feb
19

Review: COMQUEST COMAT QBank

COMQUEST'S New COMAT qBanks

Pixie did a wonderful job on her review of the new COMAT question banks for COMQUEST, so I’ll be attempting to cover things that weren’t mentioned (or reaffirming the aspects that I also agreed with)! Question Banks There are 6 different subjects available…

Jan
20

Interview Advice From Residents

Along the interview trail and on my audition rotations, I decided to ask for advice from residents on interviews, and on choosing a residency program. Here’s a compilation of 10 pieces of interview advice that I gleaned from residents in those conversations! Learn…

Dec
15

3 Tips For Healthier Hospital Food Choices

Since I’m relatively fresh out of a nutrition rotation (and also right in the middle of the holiday season), I figured I’d share 3 simple tips to make healthier food choices in the hospital! (Alternatively, if you can make the time, you can opt…

Oct
28

Book Review: The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly is a very candid memoir of Matt McCarthy’s intern year at a New York hospital. I loved this book, and was hooked just by the prologue. If not for the fact that I’d been studying for a…

Oct
7

Book Review: Pet Goats & Pap Smears

I first heard of Dr. Pamela Wible from one of my friends in medical school. She’d apparently tried to work with our school to get Dr. Wible to come to speak with us during our first year, but due to timing issues and…

Sep
23

5 Ways To Maintain Your Health

Medical students are [unfortunately] notorious for rather unhealthy lifestyle habits, but don’t forget to take care of yourself! Although it’s easy to let taking care of yourself fall to the wayside while you’re working hard on doing well on your rotations, try your…

Sep
16

10 Things To Know As A Third-Year Medical Student

Don’t lie and say you want to specialize in your preceptor’s field if it’s not actually what you want to do. I had no idea people even did this, but please don’t lie. It’s so, so far from genuine and if your preceptor…

Sep
9

How To Choose A Residency Program

There are hundreds of great family medicine residency programs in the U.S., so narrowing down your search can be somewhat difficult! If you need some advice on how to choose a residency program, consider these factors in your search to help you choose…